Stefanie Ilgenfritz, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for investigative reporting and health and science bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal

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You are invited to join Carolina Public Press during its second-annual Digging Deep event, the celebration of the importance of local, statewide and national investigative and in-depth reporting and high-quality journalism, which will be held from March 16-17 in Asheville.

Stefanie Ilgenfritz, health and science bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal who helped lead the team of Journal staff that won a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism

This will be your opportunity to meet and hear from Stefanie Ilgenfritz, one of the country’s leading investigative journalists and the health and science bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal. An alumna of the University of Michigan and New York University, Ilgenfritz helped lead the team of Journal staff that won a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism. The award recognized the “Medicare Unmasked” series that provided Americans “unprecedented access to previously confidential data on the motivations and practices of their health care providers.” Read the reporting included in the Pulitzer Prize here.

Carolina Public Press will hold two events featuring Ilgenfritz.

On Wednesday, March 16, the organization will host a cocktail party and presentation from 6-8 p.m. at the Capital Club of Asheville. Ilgenfritz will discuss her career, the project that helped earn the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize and the impact and importance of investigative reporting at the local, statewide and national level. Tickets are $100 and admission to the event also includes beer, wine and heavy hor d’oeuvres.

On Thursday, March 17, the organization will hold a brunch for Ilgenfritz from 11 a.m. to noon at the United Way Building in Asheville. This casual event provides an opportunity for participants to meet Ilgenfritz and hear more about her work. Tickets are $25 and admission to the event includes a light brunch.

Space is limited. Tickets for either the cocktail party or the brunch may be purchased below, or you may pay by phone or check by contacting Carolina Public Press at or 828-774-5290.

All proceeds will go to Carolina Public Press, which is a nonprofit online news service providing Western North Carolina with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting and educational opportunities.

Carolina Public Press wishes to thank event sponsors Corner Kitchen, WCQS, Hunter Volvo, Communication Mark, Mountain Xpress and Highland Brewery.

Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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